To Sue or Not to Sue?
There are several reason why people in Canada can and do start lawsuits, however certain factors need to be met in order to file a lawsuit. To be successful with a lawsuit you need to prove that the other party has violated your legal rights and because of that you have suffered a loss. The most typical types of lawsuits in Canada are filed over breach of contract, financial debt, property damage, and slander.
If you choose to file a lawsuit in Canada you will need to make a couple of decisions. You will need to decide if you are going to file your claim in small claims court (your suit will have to be for less than 10 thousand dollars) or if you are going to file a civil suit. If you are filing a civil suit, you will need to retain the services of a Lawyer. If you choose to file in small claims court you will be able to present your argument yourself but it is almost always a good idea to get advice from a Lawyer beforehand. Both of these options take a significant amount of time and money.